With a Grateful Prayer and a Thankful Heart: 3/28/10 - 4/4/10

Saturday, April 3, 2010

Christ The Lord Is Risen Today!

Text: Charles Wesley, 1707-1788
Music: Lyra Davidica, 1708
Tune: EASTER HYMN

Stanza 1:

Christ the Lord is ris'n today, Alleluia!

Sons of men and angels say, Alleluia!

Raise your joys and triumphs high, Alleluia!

Sing, ye heav'ns, and earth reply, Alleluia!

Stanza 2:

Love's redeeming work is done, Alleluia!

Fought the fight, the battle won, Alleluia!

Death in vain forbids Him rise, Alleluia!

Christ has opened Paradise, Alleluia!

Stanza 3:

Lives again our glorious King, Alleluia!

Where, O death, is now thy sting? Alleluia!

Dying once He all doth save, Alleluia!

Where thy victory, O grave? Alleluia!

Stanza 4:

Soar we now where Christ has led, Alleluia!

Foll'wing our exalted Head, Alleluia!

Made like Him, like Him we rise, Alleluia!

Ours the cross, the grave, the skies, Alleluia!

Stanza 5:

Hail the Lord of earth and heaven, Alleluia!

Praise to Thee by both be given, Alleluia!

Thee we greet triumphant now, Alleluia!

Hail the Resurrection, thou, Alleluia!

Stanza 6:

King of glory, soul of bliss, Alleluia!

Everlasing life is this, Alleluia!

Thee to know, Thy power to prove, Alleluia!

Thus to sing, and thus to love, Alleluia!


Shadow Shot Sunday

Pipes from road construction
Joining Hey Harriet for Shadow Shot Sunday!

Friday, April 2, 2010

Finished Stitching Along

Finished and framed.

The theme of this embroidery sample is our 35th wedding anniversary.
Here it is all finished and our anniversary isn't until October!
I have never before finished a project so far in advance!
Remember this Valentine's Day post when I was inspired by Ann Martin @ all things paper, to make these pretty little paper quilled hearts?
This heart fills the center square of the sampler.

Originally, I Googled how to write in Hebrew the Bible verse,
Song of Songs 6:3
(I am my beloved's, and my beloved is mine).
I stitched it onto my sampler and then used a translator from Hebrew to English.
It was not correct, so... out came the stitches.
I thought about writing out the verse all around the four sides, but I rejected that idea too.
Simply writing the word Beloved seemed best.
Finished piece prepared for framing
Beginning of project here.
Catching up squares here.
Squares 9-13 here.
Squares 14-22 here.
Squares 23-28 here.
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Thursday, April 1, 2010

Show and Tell & Friday Photo Flashback

I have this pretty plate that I use more for display than serving that reminds me of springtime.
Why are rabbits so cute in pictures, as stuffed animals and in photos and
so annoying in the garden?
A few vintage Easter postcards.

Below: My husband, John and his brother, Wes, as children.
Brothers all dressed up on Easter morning looking dapper but rather stiff
in their handsome suits.
Do you think they're hoping they could change into play clothes?
I notice they are sporting their Sunday School Attendance pins in the last picture.


My cousin, Karen and me in our Easter Bonnets.Joining Alicia @More Than Words for Friday Photo FlashbackJoining Cindy @My Romantic Home for Show & Tell Friday

Easter Bread with Dyed Eggs

Many, many years, the girls would roll out of bed, wrap up in a blanket and head over to church with their dad for Sunrise Service.
Not me. I waited for the 11 o'clock service that we all attended as a family.
Each year I serve this pretty bread that has become a tradition
on our table for Easter breakfast.

Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Outdoor Wednesday ~ Under Construction

more about our town...
This is what we pass each day!
Big equipment and materials needed to build an overpass
to reduce traffic congestion is positioned as construction progresses
where two heavily traveled roads intersect.
The circle is being eliminated and work is continuing in this much needed project.
Even during this massive project, traffic delays seem to be at a minimum.
The following statistics and photos below from this source:
With travel delays between 7 to 10 minutes through the circle and this being the #2 site for total accidents in the entire state, and a projected 110,000 vehicles per day traveling through the intersection, there is a need to improve operating conditions at the Route 70 and Route 73 intersection
The project is currently in the early stages of construction.. Construction is scheduled for completion by the Fall/Winter of 2011.
Joining Susan @A Southern Daydreamer for Outdoor Wednesday

Sepia Scenes ~

Here is a photo of Ella, the little girl I babysit. It was shot in black and white and I added a warming filter to create a sepia tone.
She was loving her new sock monkey!

Joining Mary T for Sepia Scenes

Monday, March 29, 2010

TWD ~ Coconut (Lemon) Tea Cake

Moist, plain and similar to a pound cake.
That is the way Dorie describes this delicious cake.
It is flavored with both coconut milk and shredded coconut
but it does not have a strong coconut taste.

Hot Cross Buns


Hot Cross Bun have long been a tradition for Good Friday and Easter Sunday with the icing cross on top to symbolize the crucifixion. Making these lightly sweetened buns is simplified by preparing the dough in a bread machine.
Perfect for an Easter Brunch!

Sunday, March 28, 2010

Mosaic Monday

early spring
Flowering Almond with lots of tiny pink buds ready to burst forth.

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